Year 1878 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 19 Thomas Edison is granted a patent for his gramophone (phonograph)
  • Jun 13 Congress of Berlin begins, determines the territories of the states in the Balkan peninsula following the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78
  • Sep 1 1st female telephone operator starts work, Emma Nutt for the Edwin Holmes Telephone Despatch Company in Boston
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Historical Marriages

  • Mar 20 53rd UK Prime Minister Archibald Primrose (31) weds heiress Hannah de Rothschild (27) at the Board of Guardians in Mount Street, London
  • Sep 11 German philosopher Friedrich Engels (57) marries Lizzie Burns (51), hours before her death in London
  • Dec 4 Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland